Step back in time to the turn-of-the-century and see what life was like for the early settlers of the plains. With an authentic 1889 One room school house, General Store, post office, First black Homestead in Nebraska, 1912 German Evangelical Immanuel Lutheran Church , Texaco Gas Station from Chadron State Park, Baled straw house and much more!. We even have geocaching! Summer hours: 10am-6pm, . Winter hours: weather permitting Fall Festival is held the third weekend in September and features assorted hands-on exhibits, live entertainment, Fast Draw Competition, Native American Dancers, Dutch-oven cooking, bake sales and much more! Your donations and our volunteers keep this facility open! Self guided tours welcome.